Mercury Burger & Bar

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4.32/5
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28 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

2163 Michigan Ave
Detroit, Michigan, 48216-1304
United States

(313) 564-5000 | map
mercuryburgerbar.com

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Added by Katalist on 03-26-2012

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
28
pDev:
9.72%
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Debbiedo:
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4.88/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sweet, another food spot opening in my neighborhood! I've been excited about this place opening ever since I saw the words "Bacon" printed on the exterior wall. They opened on St. Patrick’s Parade Day in Detroit. Old school style with modern leanings. I love the fact they have a Biergarten in the back.

I had a cheeseburger with cheddar medium rare and my friend had the Chicago style hot dog, shared some sea salt fries. The burger was ON POINT, best $6.50 I've spent in awhile. Exactly what I expected, simple good stuff. Now I'm not a huge fry guy but I dug on these; well salted defiantly not frozen crap, hand cut. My girls Hot Dog looked great and she was pretty happy with the tube steak (yeah, I said it). I was too thrilled with my burger to even remember to ask for a bite of her dog.

Beer, awesome selection. I had a Founders Dirty Bastard (there is no bad Founders in my opinion). I wish I could remember what else they had but we had some shots of Jameson’s before hand, I just remember it was a good Michigan lineup.

They have a basement called Corktown Cellars with more seating which was cool and odd for Detroit. You can see the kitchen from the bar which is pretty nice.

Staff was super friendly even near the tail-end of St. Pattys, which says A LOT. Even the Chefs were smiling and on a cool vibe when I said hey to one of them walking by.

I can't wait to try the full menu! My new summer hangout. Did I mention the beer?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cryptichead
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
4.19/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Great diner/burger bar feel in hip corktown spot. Good beer selection. 10-15 taps. Good locals on tap. Great burgers and fries. I've never had any issues with getting a seat or speed of service, but I imagine they get busy when there are events in town. If there's a 2+hour wait at Slows, and you don't mind grabbing a burger, head across the street. Mercury should not disappoint.

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Photo of n2492004
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of jrs3994243
3.34/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Service was terrible, long waits, vibe was not good

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Photo of tommy5
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of HJayS
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

How many restaurants/pubs offer a view of a derelict train station? Not many, I bet. Come for the view...stay for the outstanding service, great burgers and a really, really decent tap

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Photo of loganburgh
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of beornagain
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of importedfromdet
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4.75

Located in the ultra-hipster area of Corktown, don't be surprised to see burly beards, ugly glasses and thrift clothes.

Interior is nicely appointed with subway tile and other little touches. Basement is a little cramped though.

Great amazing burgers, worth the price. Milkshake was overrated and overpriced.

Beer selection is very slim only a few microbrews to choose from and very expensive.

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Photo of Dshep1340
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jaysmittyland
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DaDraft
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The beer selection is quite good for the area, with some surprising stuff available. I wouldn't say the draft selection is huge, but there are usually 5 or 6 gems in there. I believe there are 16 handles with 12 of them being Michigan craft. The bottle selection is pretty good too, covering all the right domestic craft and import bases.

The service is good and friendly and the food is excellent and reasonably priced. I had the Southwest Burger and it was the best burger I have ever had. All in all I like this place a lot and I hope they maintain some dedication to their craft beer bar status.

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Mercury Burger & Bar in Detroit, MI
Place rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 28 ratings